Organize Your Pantry

It’s pantry time! Why is this always the last thing to get organized in your home? Maybe it’s because people assume it won’t be as much fun to arrange and adjust. Now it’s time for the fun! Is your pantry in need of a complete redo? Whether you’re looking to redesign the area or if you’re searching for a way to organize it, use the tips below to get started.

But first things first....

Begin by cleaning out your pantry. Toss items that are no longer edible, and move newer foods to the back so the older foods are eaten before they expire. Is there a new way to organize your pantry goods? For example, group snacks on one shelf, canned goods on another, and baking items in a space of their own.

Cleaned up? Great! Let’s get started.

  • Start by assessing your space. Is your pantry an open one? Can the contents be viewed from the kitchen or living room? Or is your vision blocked by doors? Maybe a wall? Start your project by figuring out what you and your family will be looking at.
  • Put it on a shelf. To maximize your storage space, invest in a good shelving system, especially if your pantry doesn’t already have functional built-in shelves. Some people prefer to have custom shelving built. Others take a more DIY approach.
  • Use the space. When room is tight, you have to get creative! Hang racks on the door, use bins for floor storage or mount shelving on the back of the pantry. Narrow items such as bottles of dressing and sauce are easily contained by compact storage.
  • Decorate your place. Who says you can’t paint the pantry? Or put wallpaper up on the shelves? Make your pantry pleasing to the eye by adding in pops of color and designs. Just because it’s a pantry doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty.

Need more tips and tricks to create a new pantry? Spencer Homes can help update any Edwardsville or Glen Carbon pantry to fit any customer’s style. Visit Spencer Homes at for design ideas and more.